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program. you also have the great cooperation between our two governments on the iron dome, missile defense system which is no longer theory, we've seen it work and save lives and reduce the risk to people in israel. so i think it's more important what they do together than whether or not they have a personal relationship. frankly, i think some of the reporting on this is a little bit inaccurate. but that's of less significance. >> you mean in terms of their personal relationship? >> yeah, i think it's blown out of kind of -- sometimes the journalism in this takes the form of some psychology analysis. i really don't think that's the key thing. what we do together and i think that's what they'll be discussing and i'm sure they'll be able to have a good discussion. and this is a critically important time because of the threat posed by iran's nuclear program. we've got to stop that. we've made a very clear determination now that -- and i mean we meaning the congress and the administration that containment is not good enough that we've got to make sure we prevent nuclear weapons capability, ope
's meetings and appearances have been very carefully orchestrated. he will check out the iron dome air defense missile launcher partially funded by the united states. he'll visit the dead sea scrolls at the israel museum in jerusalem to show he believes in the ancient jewish connection to israel. he'll lay a wreath at a zionist visionary theater tomb as well as slain prime minister's its ak rabin's grave. the president will have several meetings and working dinner with newly re-elected prime minister benjamin netanyahu. of course, no secret that the relationship between these two leaders hasn't always been a warm one. besides discussing peace between israel and palestine what a-- oe of the other major topics is iran's nuclear program. the president encouraged their leaders to move toward peace. >> now is the time for the iranian government to take immediate and meaningful steps to reduce tensions and work toward an enduring, long-term settlement of the nuclear issue. >> i want to bring in matt welch editor-in-chief of "reason" magazine and mckay copins. good to see both of you. >> thank you so
telling them what self defense firearms to own and he can't buy america. he is so reckless in terms of his comments on the whole gun issue. >> it is so interesting and consistent, perry, the way he is framing this issue, which is that people getting into your business. michael bloomberg is getting into your business. it is not about the issue necessarily per se, but the message from the nra is telling the rich guy to stay out of my business, right? >> exactly. they also made this argument that bloomberg is the guy trying to ban you from getting your big gulp drinks, trying to cast bloomberg as the villain, big government guy in your face. that said, on background checks and gun control, something like 90% of americans support extended background checks. he is not in the minority but in the strong majority. his money can reinforce that message. they vote on their personal beliefs and policies in their state. we are talking $12 million in 13 states, that's not that much money, sounds like a lot. one million per state won't decide how a senator votes. they decide based on what people in their
overcome relentless threats to its security, through the courage of the israel defense forces and the citizenry that is so resilient in the face of terror. this is the story of israel. this is the work that has brought the dreams of so many generations to life, and every step of the way israel has built unbreakable bonds of friendship with my country, the united states of america. [ applause ] those ties began only 11 minutes after israeli independence when the united states was the first nation to recognize the state of israel. as president truman said in explaining his decision to recognize israel, he said, i believe it has a glorious future before it, not just as another sovereign nation, but as an embodiment of the great ideals of our civilization. and since then we've built a friendship that advances our shared interests. together we share a commitment to security for our citizens and the stability of the middle east and north africa. together we share a focus on advancing economic growth around the globe and strengthening the middle class within our own countries. togeth
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